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Robert Hight was forced to skip the Victory Circle celebration at Gateway Motorsports Park Sunday afternoon following an engine explosion that sent the two-time/reigning Funny Car world champion to a St. Louis-area hospital for evaluation.
The latest in a season-long series of Funny Car engine explosions at John Force Racing saw Hight drive to victory over […]

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Sharp Cuts It Close But Earns Spot In Another 500
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Scott Sharp rediscovered the gamut of emotions that typically accompany qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday when he and Panther Racing teammate Dan Wheldon emerged from the wringer with second-day starting spots in the 93rd Indianapolis 500.
Sharp, the 1996 IndyCar Series co-champion, qualified for his 14th Indy 500 on […]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 22:20 | One Comment
Racing Brings Moms and Kids Together At Darlington
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Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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NASCAR drivers usually honor their moms at Darlington Raceway because the Southern 500 is run on the night before Mother’s Day.
For the past five years, mothers of Sprint Cup drivers have served as Grand Marshals for the Saturday night race.
Like Carl Edwards’ mom, Nancy Sterling.
“I think Mother’s Day is special to […]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 18:32 | One Comment
Mark Martin Wins The Southern 500 At Darlington
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – The Sprint Cup Series’ oldest driver won on NASCAR’s oldest superspeedway the old-fashioned way. The remarkable Mark Martin lurked at the front of the field all night at the Darlington oval while dodging a record 17 cautions. He took the victory from Hendrick Motorsports Chevy teammate Jimmie […]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 9:54 | Comments Off on Mark Martin Wins The Southern 500 At Darlington
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For the second consecutive year, Donny Schatz won a race at Eldora Speedway in the month of May and took the lead in the World of Outlaws championship standings in the process. The three-time and defending series champion used a very fast race car and a little luck when 20-time series champion Steve Kinser broke […]

Sun, 05/10/09 – 9:52 | Comments Off on Kinser Breaks, Schatz Wins At Eldora
Helio Wins The PEAK Pole Award
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Helio Castrovenes took the pole for the 2009 Indy 500.

Sat, 05/9/09 – 23:00 | Comments Off on Helio Wins The PEAK Pole Award
NASCAR Suspends Mayfield
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By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Darlington, S.C. – Citing it’s zero tolerance policy, NASCAR suspended owner/driver Jeremy Mayfield indefinitely following the results of random tests administered at the outset of last weekend’s Sprint Cup event at Richmond.
“It’s all about safety and competition,” said Jim Hunter, vice president of communications for NASCAR. “A positive drug tests means […]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 18:50 | Comments Off on NASCAR Suspends Mayfield
Wanted: Knock-Down, Drag-Out Gutter Brawls
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By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
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In any form of motorsports, the ultimate outcome is a door-to-door duel to the finish line, with a single winner collecting the lion’s share of the spoils.
In drag racing, it’s not the shot-like-a rocket runs that are the most entertaining. It’s the pedal-fests, where two drivers find themselves under less […]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Wanted: Knock-Down, Drag-Out Gutter Brawls
Castroneves To Start Indy From Pole
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By John Sturbin | Senior Writer

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IndyCar superstar Helio Castroneves has emerged from six months of legal hell, capped by a six-week trial on federal income tax evasion charges, a better man.
Helio may even be…the Brazilian version of bionic.
“I have to say that what I learned from the trial probably my mind is much stronger now […]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 17:05 | 2 Comments
Flag to Flag: Southern 500
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Watching Saturday night’s race at Darlington?
Nick Bromberg is!
Join him here as he provides Flag to Flag coverage of the race.
And for more of Nick’s analysis of racing, check out the new Fantasy Racing section.

Sat, 05/9/09 – 15:30 | 63 Comments
Sharp Out To Take Opportunity For A 500-Mile Ride
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By John Sturbin|Senior Writer
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A single tenet has guided the professional racing career of Scott Sharp, the other half of an IndyCar Series gotcha question involving Buzz Calkins.
“You know, racing’s all about opportunity. I’ve always said that,” said Sharp, who shared the inaugural IndyCar Series championship with Calkins in 1996. The series’ career-leader in starts with […]

Sat, 05/9/09 – 9:30 | Comments Off on Sharp Out To Take Opportunity For A 500-Mile Ride